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Yes, That's a Dog with a Trowel

A dog with a trowel.Dave Pettigrew, of Diamond D Concrete, Capitola, Calif., sent out an email blast this morning with this photo, but no explanation. We thought you needed opposable thumbs to work a trowel but Dave would know better than us. Also, obligatory pun about "ruff-texture finish."

March 13, 2012
Decorative Concrete Bigwigs Don the Pink Hat and Boa

Bent and Sheri Mikkelsen in pink hat and boa.If you were just at the 2012 Concrete Decor Show in San Antonio, you might recognize a few of these industry players.

February 25, 2012
Versatile Building Products Names 2011 Photo of the Year Winners

a brightly colored concrete compass rose in oranges, reds, purples and yellows achieved with Versatile Products.Decorative concrete coating manufacturer Versatile Building Products has announced the winners of its 2011 Photo of the Year contest.

February 9, 2012
Fiery, Overflowing Concrete Martini Glass is the Toast of Las Vegas

A larger than life martini glass made of concrete at twilight in Las Vegas.This concrete martini glass, tricked out with real fire, flowing water and concrete casino kitsch, was the toast of the Artistry in Decorative Concrete exhibition at the 2012 World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas.

January 30, 2012
Bob Harris to Deliver Keynote at 2012 Concrete Decor Show

Bob Harris of Decorative Concrete Institute.The Concrete Decor Show is pleased to announce Bob Harris of the Decorative Concrete Institute (DCI) as its keynote speaker. Harris will discuss “Going the Distance with Decorative Concrete” at the Welcome Reception and Awards Program.

January 25, 2012
First Images of Finished Concrete Art at SAY Si in San Antonio

A work of art placed on the front patio of the Say Si facility using Miracote and Butterfield concrete products.SAY Si, a teen art center in San Antonio, Texas, is getting a decorative concrete makeover courtesy of the Concrete Decor Show, a trade event affiliated with Concrete Decor magazine. The trade show is more than a month away, but work is already underway — and here's your first look at some finished concrete art at the center.

January 10, 2012
TV Show Features Concrete that Looks Like Wood

Wood look concrete countertop by JM Lifestyles.You can't hate your bathroom when it features a flawless faux wood technique created and marketed by JM Lifestyles (Randolph, N.J.).

December 12, 2011
Kansas City Concrete Trade Group Announces Decorative Concrete Award-winners

Johnny's Tavern logo on floor of tavern.The Concrete Promotional Group is out of the gates with the winners of its 2011 Excellence in Concrete Awards. The trade association represents the concrete industry in the greater Kansas City area. Its awards competition recognizes all kinds of concrete construction projects, and several awards are focused on the decorative trades.

December 5, 2011
Explosions of Color Top Maui Concrete Countertops

Playing with color on a concrete countertop with an integral sink.We usually don’t post photos of people just goofing around with samples of decorative concrete, but these pieces are wild.

The craftsman responsible is Richard DiGiacomo, owner of Europa Artisans Academy, in Phoenix, Ariz. He’s currently living and working in Wailuku, Maui.

November 14, 2011
Oregon Store Sports Glossy Golden O Thanks to Decorative Overlay

The Duck Store in Portland, Oregon gets an epoxy coating and the O logo placed on it.Nailing the gold in the O that is the official logo of University of Oregon sports couldn’t have been easy. But here it is, on a dyed and polished cement overlay floor at The Duck Store in the Clackamas Town Center shopping mall, near Portland, Ore.

October 23, 2011
Concrete Mural at the Top of the Mountain

This public art piece was installed by Los Angeles artisan Steve O'Loughlin and Surface Gel Tek president Tamryn Doolan at the top of Double Peak, a popular hiking area in San Marcos, Calif.Decorative concrete is everywhere these days, even at the tops of mountains. This public art piece was installed by Los Angeles artisan Steve O'Loughlin and Surface Gel Tek president Tamryn Doolan at the top of Double Peak, a popular hiking area in San Marcos, Calif.

October 2, 2011
Decorative Concrete Impresses Franchisees

Great Harvet Bread Co. boasts new concrete countertops.Park City, Utah, is a nationally celebrated ski town, home to the annual Sundance Film Festival, and one of those small Western resort communities where only the best will do. So naturally, the town’s new Great Harvest Bread Co. is going to boast the finest fixtures available to a franchise.

August 21, 2011
A Fantastic Concrete Play Bridge in Winnipeg

Play bridge over faux water in a playground for kids.Randall Klassen, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, sent us these photos of a monolithically poured concrete "bridge" over concrete "water" he constructed for Seven Oaks School Division, in northwest Winnipeg.

August 16, 2011
University Building Transformed by New Dye System

Fast-Stain by Wescoat creates vibrant colors on the floor.Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems has sent us some photos and information of a striking dye installation in the classrooms, hallways and main entrance of the United States University building in Chula Vista, Calif.

July 6, 2011
Concrete Play Day Medical Benefit in Seattle Raises Money and Spirits

Coloring a concrete leaf with a paint brush and concrete stain.These are images from the Seattle Concrete Play Day at Modern Concrete Design in Seattle. A regular event hosted around the country by consultant and trainer Tommy T. Cook. This particular play day was a benefit to help cover the medical expenses of concrete master Marco Lucioni, who has cancer.

July 4, 2011
Gaye Goodman and Roy Snowball - A Collaboration of Opposites

Acid stained art on concrete by Gaye Goodman and Roy Snowball.Gaye Goodman discusses a collaboration with artist Roy Snowball

June 14, 2011
Concrete Steps and Much More in Great Falls

Two concrete steps lead up to a house entryway.Concraft Concrete Construction, Leesburg, Va., submitted photos to us last year of decorative concrete work the company was wrapping up at a new home in Great Falls, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C.

April 25, 2011
A River Colored with Water-based Stain Created on Museum Floor

 these photos of a river he carved through an acid-stained floor using two brands of water-based stain from NewLook International.Dan McCormick of Eagle View Custom Creations, Fort Harrison, Mont., submitted these photos of a river he carved through an acid-stained floor using two brands of water-based stain from NewLook International. He put down the river at ExplorationWorks, an interactive science and culture museum in Helena, Mont.

April 11, 2011
All the Sights from 2011 Concrete Decor Show in Nashville

The blue Rocketown logo has been placed in the parking lot of Rocketown with the arrow pointing to the front door.A Nashville youth center gets a decorative concrete makeover as part of the 2011 Concrete Decor Show.

March 21, 2011
Metallic Red and Gray Tile Pattern Adds Pizzazz to Garage Floor

Red and gray epoxy floor in a garage.Michael R. Jensen is CEO and artist at Atlanta Concrete Artist, billed as a purveyor of “exotic designer flooring.” He recently completed an epoxy garage floor for a car enthusiast in Sandy Springs, Ga.

March 9, 2011
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